Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 26th Apr 2006 07:37 UTC, submitted by george
Windows The firewall in Windows Vista will, by default, have half its protection turned off because that is what enterprise customers have requested, according to the software giant.
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RE[2]: its only outound traffic
by TechGeek on Wed 26th Apr 2006 16:32 UTC in reply to "RE: its only outound traffic"
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2006-01-14

The fact that Windows may allow programs access to things they shouldnt have has little to do with the firewall. The firewall is not the right place to worry about access levels. Face it, any program that has elevated permissions could just turn the damn thing off anyway. Security needs to be improved across the board. And if MS doesn't do that, it will never be considered a secure OS. Unix and now Linux figured this out a long time ago. Someday Bill may catch up, but I doubt it considering that it really goes against a family-friendly PC.

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